Young Poets Turn their Art into Activism, Let's Talk Props, Homeless Students
LETS TALK ABOUT PROPS...SHALL WE?
As part of our continuing coverage of this year’s election, we want to take a look at three ballot propositions related to criminal justice. Two would continue efforts to reform the system, a third would roll back reforms previously approved by voters.
- Frank Stoltze, KPCC Reporter.
UPDATE: CALIFORNIA'S HOMELESS STUDENTS
According to a new report out of UCLA, more than a quarter of a million K-12 California students experienced homelessness during the 2018-2019 school year. That number of students could fill the Dodger Stadium almost five times. The report also found that 1 in 5 community college students, 1 in 10 Cal State students and 1 in 20 UC students experienced homelessness. We explore why this is, and what can be done about it.
- Dr. Joseph Bishop, Director of UCLA’s Center for the Transformation of Schools and lead author of the report.
POETRY AS POLITICAL ACTIVISM
We talk to a 14-year-old poet activist about the intersection of politics and performance art. We also discuss how her personal encounter with ICE has shaped her views and how she uses her voice.
- Violeta Esquivel, spoken word artist.